The National Centre for Craft & Design

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National Centre for Craft & Design
Sleafordhub1.jpg
Established 2011
Location Navigation Wharf, Carre Street, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, NG34 7TW
Coordinates 52°59′55″N 0°24′26″W / 52.998679°N 0.407356°W / 52.998679; -0.407356
Visitors 90,000 (2011-12)[1]
Website nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk

The National Centre for Craft & Design (NCCD) is an arts centre in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, which holds England's largest exhibition space for craft and design.[2] It comprises space for galleries, teaching, and design workshops for designers in residence.[3][4][5][6]

The NCCD began as The Hub in 2003,[7][8] in a converted Hubbard and Phillips company seed warehouse. In 2011 it changed to The National Centre for Craft & Design, funded by North Kesteven District Council and Arts Council England.[1][9][10]

The NCCD is part of Lincolnshire One Venues (LOV), aided by Lincolnshire Arts Trust to promote, and achieve funding for, ten arts centres within Lincolnshire.[11][12]

Events[edit]

In 2011 the NCCD held an international competition for architects and artists to design beach huts for the Lincolnshire coast; entries came from North America, Europe and Asia in the form of scale models, the winning design being built full size.[13][14]

In January 2012 the Centre became a venue for an international touring exhibition, The Museum of Broken Relationships, with Croatian exhibits of personal relationship mementos.[15]

The NCCD co-curated, in collaboration with the Crafts Council and mac (Birmingham), the tri-annual Made in the Middle exhibition of contemporary design, held at the mac centre from February to April 2012.[16] The Arts Council funded Design Factory announced that Made in the Middle would visit the NCCD from April to July 2012.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "New name and new look for Hub"; Sleaford Standard, 3 October 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2012
  2. ^ "Galleries & craft centres"; Visitlincolnshire.com. Retrieved 26 October 2012
  3. ^ "National Centre for Craft & Design"; Artquest.org.uk. Retrieved 11 June 2012
  4. ^ "The National Centre for Craft & Design"; Craftanddesign.net. Retrieved 11 June 2012
  5. ^ "The National Centre for Craft & Design"; Saatchi Gallery. Retrieved 11 June 2012
  6. ^ "Sleaford's Hub to relaunch as the National Centre for Craft and Design"; Lincolnshire Echo, 20 September 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2012
  7. ^ "The Hub, Sleaford relaunches as The National Centre for Craft and Design"; East Midlands Visual Arts Network, 4 October 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2012
  8. ^ Banks, Tom; "SB Studio creates National Centre for Craft & Design branding"; Design Week, 15 September 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2012
  9. ^ Banks, Tom; "SB Studio rebrands National Centre for Craft and Design"; Design Week, 27 July 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2012
  10. ^ "The Hub Relaunch"; North Kesteven District Council. Retrieved 11 June 2012
  11. ^ "Consortia bids well received"; Artsprofessional.co.uk, 11 April 2011. Retrieved 12 June 2012
  12. ^ "Our venues"; Lincolnshire One Venues. Retrieved 12 June 2012
  13. ^ "Bathing Beauties: Re-imagining the Beach Hut for the 21st Century"; Electricegg.co.uk. Retrieved 11 June 2012
  14. ^ "Bathing Beauties on Tour"; Bathingbeauties.org.uk. Retrieved 11 June 2012
  15. ^ "Museum of Broken Relationships comes to Sleaford"; BBC News Lincolnshire; 28 January 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2012
  16. ^ "Made in the Middle"; Crafts Council. Retrieved 11 June 2012
  17. ^ "East meets West at The National Centre for Craft & Design"; Designfactory.org.uk. Retrieved 11 June 2012

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